The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) will elect a new president on 4 September with Phillip Fraser, Merere Louis Gonzales and Derek West challenging for the top position.
The post of SSFL president was made vacant on 6 July when William Wallace resigned, in the midst of several scandals related to his tenure as Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president.
Fraser, who is also the SSFL first vice-president, has acted as interim president since Wallace’s departure. Fraser is a retired San Juan North Secondary vice-principal, as well as a director at Pro League club, San Juan Jabloteh.
Gonzales is the current SSFL East Zone chairman, a retired teacher at Success RC and Mt Hope Secondary and was assistant referee at the France 1998 Fifa World Cup. He also serves as a lay minister at the Maloney, D’Abadie and Mausica RC churches.
Derek West is the principal of Trinity College East and a respected voice behind the scenes within the school’s game, although he does not hold a SSFL position.
- Fraser was nominated by San Juan North Secondary and seconded by San Juan Secondary.
- Gonzales was nominated by Queen’s Royal College and seconded by Arima North Secondary.
- West was nominated by Fyzabad Secondary and seconded by St Benedict’s College.